Rating

8.4/10

136 reviews

  • The Role
    8.8
  • Organisation
    9.0
  • Socialising
    7.0

The Role

Role Description

Acted as an interface between the investment team and client-facing personnel responding to market and product queries to support the sales action


  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. I really enjoyed my time at Fidelity. I felt fully-integrated in a great team and performed a lot of different and interesting tasks which made every day challenging.

    9/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. People trusted me, valued my work and I was considered like a real member of the team.

    8/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. The team was really helpful and facilitated my integration; my manager provided me with regular feedback. I had the opportunity to interact with highly skilled professionals and could benefit from their experience.

    10/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Variable but I managed to maintain a good work-life balance.

    8/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I had a great level of responsibility for an intern. Every day, I had to ensure queries received on the team mailbox and dealing directly with sales forces, investment directors and portfolio managers.

    9/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Through my internship, I enhanced my financial skills working on the European equity market on a day-today- basis. I also improved my organizational and communication skills and developed a keen eye for detail.

    9/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Great working atmosphere. People are focus on their job but there was always somebody available to help.

    8/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. My placement was set up really well. We had a lot of “lunch and learn” in order to discover the different departments of the firm.

    9/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I received all the support I needed from the HR team and my colleagues which allowed me to secure a graduate position.

    10/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home

    Healthcare/Dental

    Travel loan

    8/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I am glad to come back in September 2015

    10/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. The social side of the job was great too. Social events and drinks were organized with my colleagues and the interns.

    8/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Central London

    5/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Central London

    8/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Participated in a charity project.

    7/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

Banking/Finance, Banking/Finance

Central London and City

8th September 2014

£30,000+


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